Last summer I began blogging. I believe that this started because I wanted to leave a comment somewhere, and I couldn't leave it anonymously.
Oh, how the world opened for me on that day!
I began my journey as a scrapbooker, and I found so many sites to feed my archiving appetite. I discovered some wonderful local stores and attended several CK events. My oldest son's scrapbook is the satisfying result of many scrapbooking magazine subscriptions, some 'crops,' and hours of blog surfing. It's pretty cool.
My second son's book is started but not even close to completed.
You see, I was distracted.
Scrapbooking is an awesome way to document a life, an event, a birthday party. It's a great way to showcase all those photos. (And I did rediscover my camera -- and buy a new one -- when I started scrapbooking.) It has been my jumping-off place . . .
But, when I thought about how I wanted to document Kiran's babyhood, I wanted to go beyond a 12x12 page -- incorporate some vintage books and some collage. A little paint maybe. Some fabric and metal. And I remembered the books that Linda Harre created for her twin grandsons. They were featured in Somerset Studios Memories in the spring and summer of 2007. (You can find the posts that relate to these books on Linda's blog beginning in June 2006.)
So, here is my beginning. I started with a trip to Baldwin's Book Barn this afternoon, where I bought a series of eight books called "My Book of History - A Picturesque Tale of Progress." Could the titles be any more appropriate? (I wonder how long it will take me to get through all eight volumes.)